on April 5, 2016
Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel.
Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the once-close sisters. Today, beautiful and big-hearted Sid lives an expat’s life of leisure in far-off Singapore, while harried, iPhone-clutching Cassie can’t seem to make it work as a wife and a mom to twin toddlers in Manhattan.
It doesn’t help that Sid spurns all social media while Cassie is addicted to Facebook. So when Sid issues a challenge to reconnect the old-fashioned way—through real, handwritten letters—Cassie figures, why not?
The experiment exceeds both of their expectations, and the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. And they just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track.
But first, one of Cassie’s infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up the one place you’d never, ever want to see them: the Internet…
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley was one of those read while eating popcorn kind of books. It’s a super entertaining read that might make you cringe every once in awhile.
The book is about two sisters who decide to only write to each other via snail mail for a year. No phone, no email, no social media. What could go wrong with that? Lots!
The main character, Cassie, wasn’t always 100% likeable but she was always easy to relate to. She made lots of dumb decisions but that made Keep Me Posted entertaining. One of my favorite elements of the story was that Cassie has 3 year old twin boys. I also have a 3 year old boy. All the motherhood and mother to a preschooler specific issues really rang true for me. It was nice to see some of my real life struggles in the book.
The bond between Cassie and her sister was easy to see. I wish Cassie wouldn’t have put herself down and compared herself to her sister quite as often as she did. She did grow a lot by the end of the book, thankfully.
I laughed out loud on more than one occasion during Keep Me Posted. There were some outrageous incidents and some things that made me what to slap some sense into Cassie.
The audiobook was very well done. Erin Bennett does a great job with the narration. All in all, Keep Me Posted was just what I was hoping for. Fun, light, and captivating.